Nikon unleashes D5200 'advanced beginner' DSLR

Nikon D5200
Nikon's new D5200 DSLR is aimed at "advanced beginners"

Nikon's new D5200 boasts a 24.1 million pixel sensor, which the company says has been designed newly for the camera.

Also on board is the latest EXPEED 3 image processor, designed for high-speed operation, enhanced video recording options and high ISO sensitivity.

ISO capability has been expanded to include speeds between ISO 100 and 6400, which is extendable up to 25600.

The camera's autofocus system, metering sensor and scene recognition are the same as in the D7000, the camera above it in the range.

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A 3-inch 920k dot vari-angle LCD monitor, like the one in the D5100 has been included with shooting from awkward angles in mind.

Slight ergonomic changes have been made since the D5100, with the D5200 being slightly smaller and on-screen graphics redesigned.


Like the D3200, the D5200 is compatible with the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile adapter, meaning you can share images via social networks and email, or control the camera remotely when connected wirelessly to a smart phone or tablet.

Full HD video recording at 60i or 50i is available, while full time servo AF (AF-F) promises to keep the focus on moving objects throughout filming.

The D5200 has the same 'Effects' mode as seen on the D5100. This mode offers seven digital filters including Selective Colour, Miniature, High and Low Key, Silhouette, Colour Sketch and Night Vision.

The Nikon D5200 body only price is set to be around £719.99/US$1,150/AU$1,109. The body plus 18-55mm kit lens price will be £819.99/$US1,307/$AU1,262 A release date of December is expected.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.